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22 September 2006 @ 01:32 pm
No Restoration Village tonight as the series finished last Sunday :( The winner was Chedhams Yard - the blacksmiths yard complete with 100's antique working tools.
The tools are currently in the process of being catalogued; but the buildings are unaccessable by the public as they are too unstable.

The Official website for Chedhams Yard is: http://www.chedhamsyard.org/ 

I think a lot of people were rather suprised that Chedhams Yard won, considering the amount of work that needs doing; especially as the building needs an almost complete re-build, which might destroy the character of the original 'barns'.  I think it shall be many years before the buildings are finally opened to the public!

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Repeats of The Perfect Village are still on BBC4 Saturday mornings 12.50am - 1.20am and Monday evenings 8.30pm-9.00pm.
The Restoration Village messageboard on the BBC website has now been closed; and i shall be attempting to put up my journal entry about the Restoration Final at the Weald and Downland open air museum i attended somewhen soon! **edit** minus my silly adoration comments of how wonderful i thought a certain show member was, to save comm members the pain of reading it. (it's quite silly actually...)
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
15 September 2006 @ 01:49 pm

Tonight 9-10pm BBC2 sees Griff reviewing the shows finalists and annouces the runner-up property which is also in with a chance of winning.
Last weeks winner was the beautiful gothic-style mill - Howsham Mill and the runner up property is Cromarty East Chuch.


Don't forget the final is on Sunday BBC2 9-10.15pm. I'm not sure if the tickets for the final if ordered today will arrive in time for the final, as mine took 5 working days to arrive!
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
08 September 2006 @ 08:07 am

I got tickets for the Restoration Village final! I got tickets!

See here for more info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/restoration/2006/final.shtml
Call 0870 166 0441 to order tickets - limited avalibility

x-posted to statelyhomesuk and historichants

 
 
08 September 2006 @ 07:33 am
I recieved the Restoration Village book today (for my birthday :p!) and it's wonderful; everyone should buy it (not just for the foreword and pic by Ptolemy!)! Just don't get it direct from Amazon, as my partner had an awful time getting it from them - they were saying that it hadn't been published yet!
It's been in the shops for a while now, and we saw loads of copies at the Masseys Folly event!

The village on the front cover is beautiful - it looks just like a perfect model village :) the photographs inside are stunning and very clear, with some decent close-ups on different architectural aspects.

And whilst i'm making a post, tonights episode is actually the last 'regional' episode, as next Friday's episode is reviewing the finalists in preparation for the Live Final on Sunday 17th.
 
 
 
07 September 2006 @ 10:57 am
The seventh epsiode of BBC Restoration Village is on this Friday night 9-10pm, BBC2.
This week properties are from The North

Also this Friday 10pm BBC FOUR, it is the last episode of The Perfect Village *sobs*... where we shall find the answer to what makes the perfect village. I hope a book/dvd comes out about the series, complete with those watercolours!

 
 
01 September 2006 @ 10:42 am

Restoration Village - Northern Ireland
The sixth epsiode of BBC Restoration Village is on this Friday night 9-10pm, BBC2.
This week properties are from Northern Ireland

Also this Friday 10pm BBC FOUR, The Perfect Village is visiting Silver End and Poundbury (The East and South West), and this weeks theme is 'Creating the Perfect Village from scratch. I must say that this is the last programme featuring two specific villages, as next week's episode is the last :( and will attempt to sum up what is the perfect village and choose which of the featured villages deserves the title.)

 
 
24 August 2006 @ 12:03 pm
The fifth epsiode of BBC Restoration Village is on this Friday night 9-10pm, BBC2.
This week properties are from Wales

Also this Friday 10pm BBC FOUR, The Perfect Village is visiting Polperro and Wye (South West and South East)

 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
22 August 2006 @ 09:34 am
The fourth epsiode of BBC Restoration Village had these properties up for nomination. (this is for last weeks show, (repeated Monday night) as i was on holiday last week in the Isle of Skye )

Epsidode Three winner is Chedham's Yard


 

 

 
 
The third epsiode of BBC Restoration Village is on this Friday night 9-10pm, BBC2.
This week properties are from The Midlands and East Anglia

I'm not sure which of last weeks properties have won yet. As i only knew the South East one from local news! The map they are using on the website also seems to be incredibly inaccurate, but i assume it is for illustrative purposes only and not reference!

Also this Friday 10pm BBC FOUR, The Perfect Village is visiting Rogart and Tonyrefail (Scotland and South Wales)